Solo Exhibition show by Aashima Mehrotra is “AMBARI”(A Visual Art show) is available for public view from 30th Nov to 6th December 2022 from 11am to 7pm. This show is curated by Sh. Shrikant Pandey. The inauguration will be done on 30th November 2022 at 5pm. The guests of the ceremony will be Mr. Justice K.S. Ahluwalia (Chairman Railway Claims Tribunal) and Sh. Kumar Tuhin (Director general ICCR) at Gallery No. 1 Lalit Kala Akademi Mandi House, New Delhi.
Key notes on the show :
Inauguration – 30 Nov 2022
Time – 5pm
On view from – 30th November 2022
On view till – 6th December 2022
Time – 11am to 7pm
Venue – Gallery No. 1 Lalit Kala Akademi Mandi House, New Delhi.
About The Art Exhibition This is a collection of paintings by Ms. Aashima Mehrotra put together because of the thematic unity which connects three sets of paintings
i. The manifestation of cosmic energy in its visible and perceptible form which the artist has put on her canvas as she perceives while sitting with her color and brush under open sky. Being with nature has enabled her to recognize the dynamic patterns of the cosmic energy under the sky and that has given rise to the idea of Ambari. Artist has innovatively used an encaustic medium to depict dynamic patterns.
ii. Ambari also depicts an innovative art form, half on half where the heritage buildings and town ships are painted against the all embracing sky so as to give rise to half on half style. The color which she choses is indeed mystical and creates an enigmatic aura around the old cities with rich architectural continuity.
iii. Finally Ambari also tells us the story of human survival as reflected in “tug of life”. Aashima creates magic on her canvas when the sand, water and sky acquires cosmic qualities in ‘tug of survival’, which captures your imagination against unfathomable sea. Thus, Ambari is a genre, a style in itself.
I am a visual artist and a Civil Servant based in Delhi. I have had intense interest in art since childhood. I was always inspired by people and mysteries of nature and to hone my skills, I studied the works of celebrated artists like Nandlal
Bose, Amrita Shergil, Ilya Repin, Van Gogh, Monet and Picasso. Though largely self-taught, my painting skills matured under legendary painter Veer Munshi and Banshidhar Pratihary from Shanti Niketan. My job in Railways and Tourism helped me to get inspired from the diversity of Indian towns and various art forms. All my works are a reflection of my experiences and my personality. Today, I am
a visual artist with my own visual language and ‘ISM’. In my journey as an artist. The sky is where I often looked for answers. It’s changing colors, its depth, it’s pregnant silence, it’s serenity has always filled me with a myriad of emotions.
Ambari, simultaneously stands for the metaphor of space and the element of sky thereby pointing out an oxymoron that space is not a void but a possibility. In Ambari, the invisible pattern of cosmic energy finds varied expressions through encaustic or in half on half manner celebrating cosmic consciousness
and my intimate conversation with the cosmos. The mysteries of nature are un- coded through the interplay of color, sound, wind and aroma enriching them sensory experience. Ambari echoes the stories of human experiences and challenges of human survival, simultaneously depicting its hardship and
Aashima Mehrotra is a visual artist and a civil servant based in Delhi. She had an intense interest in art since childhood. She was always inspired by people, nature & travel and to hone her skills, she studied the works of celebrated artists especially Nandlal Bose, Amrita Shergil, Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh. Though largely self taught, her painting skills matured under the legendary painter Veer Munshi and Banshidhar Pratihary from Shanti Niketan. Her job in Railways and Tourism helped her to explore the diversity of Indian towns and various art forms. Although impressionist and post impressionist styles have greatly influenced her work, she is not shy of experimenting with abstract styles and mixed media that encompasses vivid imagination, elements of nature and beautiful memories of life. All her works are a reflection of her experiences and personality. Today she is a visual artist with her own visual language She has a studio in Lalit Kala, Garhi and her paintings are in an art collection of art connoisseurs like Pheroza Godrej, Deepika Jindal, Consul of US Embassy, Sr. Advocates, Hector Capitals Partner, A. K. Jha, Ambassador of Malaysian Embassy, Sachin Bansal from India City Walks, Senior Civil Servants, Vice Chancellor of Utkal University, Retd. High Court Judges, Ex Minister of Tourism and Anand Bhardwaj, Advisor Dalmia, amongst others.